Commitment to Action

Extending Collaborative Design in Global Development

Commitment by

IDEO.org

In 2014, IDEO.org committed to host its second Amplify innovation challenge focusing on early childhood development, specifically in identifying interventions that will support parents and caregivers in giving their children the best possible start in life. The organization will leverage its OpenIDEO platform to foster collaboration and new ideas among grassroots organizations, designers, and entrepreneurs to identify emerging and community-focused solutions to issues in early childhood development. As part of this commitment, IDEO.org is prototyping a new system that extends participation in the program to low-income community members in Tanzania and India. The system will utilize community radio stations, SMS messaging, and community listening groups to collect stories and solutions from parents and other community members with limited access to technology. If successful, the approach will be leveraged for future Amplify challenges. The winning participant of the early childhood development challenge will receive DFID funding and design support from IDEO.org to help implement and scale its solution.

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Commitment

Extending Collaborative Design in Global Development

Launched

2014

Est. Duration

2 Years

Estimated Total Value

$1,000,000

Region

Asia, Africa

Countries

INDIA, KENYA, NEPAL, Tanzania, UGANDA

Commitment by

IDEO.org

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Gramvaani, OpenIDEO, Farm Radio International, UK Department For International Development (DFID)